A report at the link below says an unclassified summary of the intelligence assessment made public August 30, 2013, utilized misleading language to support the need for an attack on Syria.
The summary cites signals, geospatial and human source intelligence that purportedly show that the Syrian government prepared, carried out and "confirmed" a chemical weapons attack on August 21. And it claims visual evidence "consistent with" a nerve gas attack.
But a careful examination of those claims reveals a series of convolutedly worded characterizations of the intelligence that don't really mean what they appear to say at first glance.
The document displays multiple indications that the integrity of the assessment process was seriously compromised by using language that distorted the intelligence in ways that would justify an attack on Syria.
The intelligence summary includes a notable indication that the intelligence community was far from convinced that nerve gas had been used August 21.
Additionally, CBS, ABC and NBC news anchors filled the screen with horror scenes of purported gas attacks on Syrian civilians. These reports with photos were echoed by CNN and MSNBC in an attempt to add support to President Obama’s call for an attack on Syria.
Spinning the Intel report by the Obama administration is here.